New publication

Chapter: ‘Where the streets have no names – Mediating name change in post-apartheid South Africa’ in Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa edited by Winson Mano and published at I.B.Tauris.

In today’s Africa racism and ethnicity have been implicated in serious conflicts from Egypt to Mali to South Africa that have cost lives and undermined efforts to achieve national cohesion and meaningful development. Racism, Ethnicity and the Media in Africa sets about rethinking the role of media and communication in perpetuating, reinforcing and reining in racism, absolute ethnicity and other discriminations across Africa. It goes beyond the customary discussion of media racism and ethnic stereotyping to critically address broader issues of identity, belonging and exclusion. Topics covered include racism in South African newspapers, pluralist media debates in Kenya, media discourses on same-sex relations in Uganda and ethnicised news coverage in Nigerian newspapers.

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